NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:19:08 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Community Environmental Center EcoHouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/community-environmental-center-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/community-environmental-center-ecohouse Date: March 30, 2013

The Community Environmental Center EcoHouse, a mobile, free, environmental education exhibit, will be at storm-damaged Inwood Hill Park through April 5. Fun as well as educational, the EcoHouse is an ideal experience for both youngsters and their parents. Wall signs explain all the displays, but to really get the full EcoHouse effect, listen to CEC’s expert guides, or bring your cell or smart phone and listen to the audio guide.

Hours are Mondays through Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for school groups; and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., for the general public (But walk-ins are welcome at any time!). For more information about how to visit the EcoHouse, or to arrange a group tour, contact Katherine Gloede, kgloede@cecenter.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

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Location: Park entrance at 218th Street & Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8729, -73.9186 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/514351473dcae.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:19:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York Walking Tour: Park Slope]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/historic-new-york-walking-tour-park-slope http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/historic-new-york-walking-tour-park-slope Date: March 30, 2013

Ice-age glaciers, Native Americans, Dutch traders, British Redcoats, and the Underground Railroad have all left their mark on New York City. Their stories can be found in the names of our streets, our architecture, and our parks. Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Start time: 12:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Grand Army Plaza Arch (in Grand Army Plaza)

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<![CDATA[West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/west-side-stories Date: March 30, 2013

Walk through a scenic area on the western edge of Central Park, much of which is off the beaten track for most visitors. See rolling meadows, lake views, bridges of different styles, and a garden with flowers and plants mentioned by Shakespeare.

Groups of seven or more people should call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Accessibility level: Moderate inclines and stairs, paths clear and negotiable - only parts accessible to people with disabilities.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Exploring Clouds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/exploring-clouds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/exploring-clouds Date: March 30, 2013

Discover the different types of clouds and what they can tell us about upcoming weather patterns.

Start time: 1:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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<![CDATA[Living In Sequence Exhibition: Closing Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/living-in-sequence-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/living-in-sequence-exhibition Date: March 30, 2013

Living in Sequence is a comic book exhibition celebrating Poe Park's place in comic history. Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson once created Batman, Robin and the Joker while sitting on a park bench in Poe Park. Living in Sequence will take you on a journey from the golden age of comics through today, demonstrating how the American art form of comics still thrives in the Bronx.

Artists works on display: Shawn Atkinson, Chris Duckett, Trevor Von Eeden, Will Eisner, Ray Felix, Corey F. Godwell, Dmitry Gubin, Hal Foster, N. Steve Harris, Irwin Hasen, Jack Kirby, Carl Kent, Alitha E Martinez, Regine Sawyer, Jerry Robinson, Vanessa Verduga and Roberto Williams.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Meadow Shearing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/sherman-creek-meadow-shearing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/sherman-creek-meadow-shearing Date: March 30, 2013

Help weed and cut back the grasses and perennials growing in the Sherman Creek Meadow. Learn about native meadow plants and how NYRP’s approach to meadow maintenance creates habitat and food sources for many of the birds, mammals and insects that call Sherman Creek home.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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<![CDATA[Castle and its Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/castle-and-its-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/castle-and-its-kingdom Date: March 30, 2013

Take a walk around the lands dominated by Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. Visit the 55 acre realm on an eclectic tour of history and nature.

Groups of seven or more people should call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Accessibility level: Moderate inclines and stairs, paths clear and negotiable - only parts accessible to people with disabilities.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/nocturnal-wildlife Date: March 30, 2013

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Today wildlife viewing is recognized as one of the nation’s fastest growing activities. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Start time: 5:00 pm

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Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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